Born and raised in sunny California, USA. As the only girl, I was raised by my father and five older brothers. At the age of ten, I discovered Polynesian dance as my saving grace; competing, performing, and teaching for nearly 10 years.
In college, I continued to explore other types of dance and forms of movement. This was the beginning of my practice with Hatha yoga, which led me to study Bikram and Vinyasa.
In my mid-twenties I made a move to New York City where I worked as a private cook for renowned Photographer, Andrew Zuckerman in his studio in Chelsea. Shortly after, I traded my knife for the yoga mat; and in 2010, I completed my training in Vinyasa yoga with Yoga to the People NYC and became a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor.
In August of 2010 my life changed dramatically after a surreal trip to Brazil and passing of my mother. I then returned to New York City with a new motivation to live my dream to work with children, teach yoga and surf. This dream brought me back to Brazil where I lived for 5 years.
After a search for new babywaves to shred, I have found myself in the Island of the Gods; Bali. Here I’m working on a continuation project to my previous philanthropic work in Brazil. The program is catered to facilitating early childhood development programs for low income children in the local surf community using mindful movement education.
Find out more at Y3 KIDS.